A one-ring scam is targeting Pakistanis on mobile phones. A number of citizens received phone calls from unknown international numbers.
The phone call ends with a missed call notification on the receiving end, urging the receiver to call back. The scam tricks thousands of users into dialing an international number and hence exposing them to the risk of getting charged heavily for the connecting fee, and huge per-minute charges.
A user who received a call from this scam ring shared a message on Whatsapp which reads
“Very Very Urgent …
Please pass this message to your family and friends NOW.
People have been receiving calls from
Tel: +255901130460 or any number starting from +371 +375 +381
These guys only ring once and hang up. If you call back, they can copy your contact list in 3 sec and if you have a bank or credit card details on your phone, they can copy that too
+375 code is for Belarus.
+371 code is for Lativa.
Don’t answer or Call back.
Also, Don’t Press #90 or #09 on your Mobile when asked by any caller.
It’s a new trick which is used to access your SIM card, make calls at your expense and frame you as a criminal.
URGENTLY FORWARD this message to as many friends as you can to stop any intrusion!!!”